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title.       Special Delivery (Butterfield)

date.      2019

location. First State Bank Headquarters, Gainesville, Texas

story.      Gainesville was a station on the Southern Overland Mail Line (Butterfield Route), which provided semi-weekly mail and stage service                          between St. Louis and San Francisco from 1858-1861.

              "This mural was the one I was the most nervous about for this project...how do you depict a stagecoach route other than a map and a                      horse drawn stagecoach, but will it be eye catching? I used a flat off-white paint to accomplish the aged black and white photo look for the                stagecoach and horses. And this is the only mural I've done with a grid (I usually free hand sketch with chalk or pencil), which was                            interesting to do, to get all those horse legs proportional."

         

Butterfield Stagecoach mural by Katie Brinkley
Butterfield Stagecoach mural by Katie Brinkley
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